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Flybarre Gets a Makeover

If you haven’t been to Flybarre Flatiron for a while, you might remember a bright lit and colored studio.  However, Flybarre has moved from it’s former space to a new, sleek studio.



The new space has a dark hard wood floor, recessed lighting and  a soothing blue and gray color scheme for the mats, balls and resistance bands. They switched the bands to blue and gray only after this photo was taken.


The new look really changes the atmosphere, making it feel much more posh and serene.

The Perks

Another neat feature that Flybarre offers is the opportunity to select your mat when you reserve your class online.  While I am not super picky about where I am, it’s nice to be able to avoid the corner, if you so desire. I also like that you can reserve a space for a friend using your package.




Not having to remember to bring water is one of my favorite things about Flywheel/Flybarre!  Where else do they provide free water bottles?

What Else is New?


Flybarre for Men!  A class geared toward men that strongly emphasizes the upperbody!  I have heard the class has been a big hit so far!

What’s the Same?

The intensity of the class.  The class is intentionally designed to be really challenging.  Starting with a crazy ab set in forearm plank right then curled under the barre into the “feel the burn” arm work.  I’ve never seen anyone use weights higher than 3 lbs! Fortunately each section is short, so I can generally push myself through the seat and thigh work. The last segment is three ab segments, which I always find difficult to complete without a quick rest somewhere in there, but I would rather have it too hard than too easy!

Flybarre is great for anyone that is looking for a studio in the Union Square/Gramercy/Chelsea area!  They also frequently offer specials on GILT.

Free Flybarre Class!

Oooops we did it again!

We had so much fun at the Flywheel Spinning Event that Fitness NYC and FlyWheel Sports are teaming up for some more workout action!  This time we’re getting our strength and tone on with FlyBarre!  My preview of Flybarre at the Fitist event was amazing-mini recap here, so I can’t wait to check out the full version.  You all know I love my bar classes!

The class will be held on Sunday, June 26th at 2:30 PM in the Flatiron Studio-39 West 21st Street.

If you’d like to join, please send an email with your first and last name at melissafitnessnyc@gmail.com.

Space is very limited, sign ups will be open through Monday, June 20th at 12 noon and the 14 open spots will be drawn raffle style. Emailing is your first and only required entry.  In addition to the class, there should be some fun surprises in store!

There are a couple ways to earn an entry:

#1 tweet about this free class and link to the post, also include @flywheelsport and @fitnessnycblog in your tweet

#2 link to this post on your blog

Also, anyone who was on the waitlist for the spinning event and did not get to attend gets an extra entry—just let me know in your email that you were waitlisted.

Optional good karma, a donation to the American Cancer Society through my DetermiNation page. 😉  (Note: this is not an official extra entry.)

Good luck, I hope to see you at the Barre!

FlyWheel Spinning Success

I can’t thank everyone enough for coming out tonight!

It was so amazing to see so many familiar faces and meet so many new people!

It was my first time at the FlyWheel Upper East Side Studio, so I took a look around.


The studio had plenty of amenities, shoes, changing rooms, free water and towels, and lockers with locks provided.

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I loved the cute workout wear.

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Plus Hint Water helped sponsor our class so we had plenty of hydration options.  I really like the Mango-Grapefruit flavor!

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It was really exciting as people started arriving!  The lobby was filled with energy!

But we weren’t there just to hang out, there was a workout to do.  As we started getting situated on the bikes, several FlyWheel staff members came around to help people get set up. Flywheel bikes use weighted bars as well as a little monitor to track your torque, power, and RPMs right from your bike.

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The class was great!  Jesse is an amazing instructor and he kept us motivated, focused and sweating the whole time.  We spent about an equal amount of time in and out of the seat and did quite a bit of “bike dancing” which I love!  Jesse never let our minds wander, our eyes were on the prize—swimsuit season.  About halfway through the class we pulled out the weighted bars.  Man, it was all I could do to lift those 4 pounds by the last few reps.  Jesse promised the exercises wouldn’t bulk us up, which made the girls rejoice and the boys laugh!

After the weights portion, it was time to refocus with the same energy we began with.  I was having a really good time, so even though I was sweating and occasionally closing my eyes—this makes you go faster—I stayed strong until the end.  We finished with three sprints and then enjoyed a nice cool down and stretch. I am not sure if I am sad or happy the Torque Board wasn’t on, but Jesse was all the motivation I need to keep from slacking off.  I was a sweaty mess when I finished, and apparently, standing in a room full of people dripping with sweat is not the environment that best highlights my public speaking skills, so sorry for the semi-awkward speech! Congrats to the winners of the class pack giveaway and Hint Water!

Thanks again to Flywheel, Hint, Jesse and the amazing staff tonight who made the event a great time!  I think everyone had a great time!  Bloggers, send me any posts/recaps and I will link to them all!

But for now, here are just a few twitter comments:


And now for the blog winner of a 5-Class Pack to FlyWheel Sports

The winner is—I didn’t count my comments or repeat comments:

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2011-06-15 01:41:50 UTC

Nat | June 13, 2011 at 3:32 pm |

So sorry to be missing the class – sounds fab! I follow flywheel on twitter. Thanks!


A special thanks to Dori, Sara, Sam, Ali, Bari, Manhattanista, Jen, Ellen, Allie, Theresa, Alice, CatRunEatReality for being there tonight! If I missed anyone, I apologize!!!

Free Flywheel Spinning Event!

I am so excited to announce that Flywheel Sports and FitnessNYC are collaborating to host a free private ride!


When: Tuesday, June 14th

Where: Flywheel Upper East Side -201 East 67th Street, 3rd floor

Time: 7:30pm

Sign up is now closed, but you can still enter the class giveaway below!

If you sign up for this event, not only will you have access to a free  spinning class with one of Flywheel’s best instructors, but there will be lots of great giveaways and freebies from Flywheel’s affiliates!  You don’t want to miss this great event!

Hint Water will be providing water to all participants—and more great sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.

Giveaways (so far) will include : a case of Hint water delivered to your home or office and a  5-Class Pack to Flywheel

In addition, one reader can win a 5-class pack to Flywheel (good for spinning or Flybarre) by following Flywheel Sports on twitter OR becoming a fan on their Facebook page.   If already do those, feel free to follow me! Just leave a comment on this post to let me know you have done one of the above and you’re entered to win! The winner will be announced on June 14th on the blog! Good Luck!

I took a Flywheel class and it rocked my spinning world.  Flywheel’s high tech spinning bikes and technology are way beyond any spinning I had ever experienced before!